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Justice Department IG Sets Significant Transparency Precedent

Shanna Devine, June 29, 2015

GAP and other leading members of the Make It Safe Coalition are applauding a recent policy by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (OIG) to post investigative summaries publically onto its website, an action that the coalition has advocated for over the years.

The Latest on Mass Surveillance

Staff, June 29, 2015

It’s been a few weeks since issues of mass surveillance have been at the center of discussion in the judiciary and legislature; here is a round up of some major news and events that have come to light in the mean time.

The UN vs. the Rest of the World On Child Sex Abuse

Bea Edwards, June 26, 2015

Professor Hans Von Puppet from Turtle Bay University has surfaced again in a third Youtube appearance.

GAP Concerned About UN Expert Panel's Objectivity in Scrutiny of Child Sex Abuse by Peacekeepers

Bea Edwards, June 25, 2015

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), which represents two staff members (one current and one former) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is concerned about the handling of allegations of child sex abuse by non-UN peacekeeping troops.

Mass Spying Hits Newest Low

Staff, June 24, 2015

Regular American citizens just got some more European company in regard to whom the NSA is spying on. Add to the list three French presidents and their top staffers.

French Are Fuming Over Report That NSA Spied On 3 Presidents
NPR

Don’t Attack the Messenger! The Government and Whistleblowers.

Staff, June 19, 2015

“There has…been a shift in public opinion, as evidenced by a new ACLU-sponsored poll showing that almost two thirds of American voters want Congress to curtail the NSA’s mass surveillance powers. The survey showed that majorities in both parties oppose renewing the old Patriot Act.

Monumental as those congressional and public opinion shifts are, though, far fewer changes are evident in the government’s executive branch.”

Whistleblowers: The Best Hope for the VA

Staff, June 17, 2015

“About a year ago the nation was stunned by reports of Veterans Administration scandals involving manipulation of records, long waiting lists, and, allegedly, the death of many veterans because of long waiting periods for treatment… A year has passed and little has changed.”

OPINION: VA scandals aren’t going away
Daily Record

How to Smear a United Nations Whistleblower

Beatrice Edwards, June 16, 2015

There is always a distinct divergence between what a UN diplomat says formally to the member states and what is said privately to individual journalists about the same issue, but in the Anders Kompass case, the difference in tone and meaning is radical.

Discrediting the Scare Tactics Used Against Snowden

Staff, June 15, 2015

Five important questions to ask about the news on Snowden before buying into propagandistic scare tactics that lack factual backing and credibility.

Snowden files 'read by Russia and China': five questions for UK government
The Guardian

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GAP Testifies Before Congress on Obstacles to Whistleblowing!

Staff, June 12, 2015

“The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard testimony from whistleblowers and advocates Thursday in a “first step” toward increased implementation of the law and protection for those who call out corruption and abuse in government, said Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis.”

“Tom Devine, GAP’s Legal Director, said “the whistleblower protection law was a great first step but there was more work to be done…"

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